What Lies Ahead
A sneak peek at best strategy for 2024
You may think I’m premature with this message. Perhaps you’re still in the throes of 2023… riding the holiday craze or maybe prepping for a much deserved vacation. It’s possible you’re gearing up your defenses for projected difficult days ahead or bursting with joyful anticipation regarding spending time with loved ones.
I’m not a bah-humbug person, really. I can get into the excitement of the season—at least the part that embraces the true meaning of holiday spirit. Still, something has been telling me for a long time now (more than a year) that 2024 is a BIG year on both personal and collective levels. And that it’s just the beginning of BIG shifts.
Truly 2024 is not the actual beginning of major changes; shift is already in progress. But it will be one of those years that catches everyone’s attention (remember 2020?) and will leave historic impressions.
So I asked the cards: How can the collective best prepare for 2024? What’s the best course of action?
Here’s what the cards suggest:
9 of Water: Leap of Faith. As soon as I spoke my questions aloud, a card dropped from the deck. Known as a “jumper,” this card indicates the overall trajectory of the reading. And so you’re being advised from the get-go to trust your intuition and be open to all possibilities. Entering the new year with an open mind will give shelter from the storm whether cold, snowy or tropical hurricane winds blow.
7 of Air: Witch’s Ladder. In the left position, this card reflects past energy or energy being brought forward. A witch’s ladder is created with seven feathers and represents clues, signs, insights, gratitude, and offerings. Appearing first in the spread, this card indicates sacred messages are arriving. Be prepared to notice signs and synchronicities that offer guidance on how to manifest the future you desire. Also be forewarned: You must follow the signs and remember to give back with gratitude. Ignoring the clues over time will result in guidance no longer being given. However, honoring the whispers and symbols activates Divine Law and magic happens!
2 of Fire: Beyond Fear. A card in the middle position represents present influences or conditions, and this card is all about facing and overcoming fear, challenges, and doubts. You’re being advised to dig deep inside yourself for the resources and wisdom you already have. Then thank the fear for trying to protect you, but stand firm in the courage of your inner convictions. You know what is best for yourself, even if you have to weather a few storms to get the desired results. The deck’s author writes: “There’s much to be gained from a small amount of pain. Courage, freedom, empathy, and destiny await you.”
No. 10 Offering. In the third (right) position, this card of the Major Arcana suggests a return to the ancestral and indigenous tradition of acknowledging blessings with gratitude and offerings in a spirit of giving back. But here’s the catch: Offerings must be made in advance of receiving. The ancients knew from experience that when you give openheartedly to yourself, your purpose, and to those you love, you will flourish and so will all that receive your love. Love is the energy that makes all things grow and is the key to flourishing in life. When you offer generous amounts of joy, love, and gratitude to Life, Life returns those things in kind to you.
My interpretation of the reading is that 2024 is not the year to be cautious or miserly in action. The cards say take a leap of faith, watch for guiding signs, be prepared to move through challenges, and keep giving all that you can for the highest good of all. Those who follow this guidance will ride the waves of storms to a higher purpose and reward.
I’ve added the seven chakra stones on a circle of selenite to support your clarity and balance and the I AM DIVINE affirmation candle to remind you who you are.
I hope this reading supports you. Sending you much love and blessings with best wishes for a safe and joyous holiday.
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Or, check the Archive for the answers you seek. I’ve been publishing this blog for two and a half years. It’s likely there’s something there that can help.
Until next time… My best, Shelley